TORONTO, ON — Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 17 athletes who will attend the U18 men’s national team training camp from May 30 – June 7 at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).

Head Coach Dave Smart (Carleton University) will be joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball), Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), and Chris Cheng (Nipissing University).

Following training camp, the team will travel to St. Catharines on Thursday, June 7 for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 (June 10-16).

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Saturday, June 2

11:45 a.m. Gym Opens
12:00 p.m. Availability

Wednesday, June 6

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

Saturday, June 9 (Meridian Centre – St. Catharines)

2:15 p.m. Gym Opens
2:30 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

Media interested in attending training camp can contact Team Manager Scott Waithe.  Practices will take place at the Ravens’ Nest on the campus of Carleton University.

Last summer, the team earned a historic gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

 

2018 U18 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team 

Current Club

Malcolm Bailey

6’8″

Stratford, ON Ridley College Nike UPlay Canada
Jaden Bediako

6’8″

Brampton, ON Ridley College Nike UPlay Canada
Ryan Brooks

6’7″

Toronto, ON Vaughan Prep CIA Bounce
Joel Brown

6’1″

Brampton, ON Brewster Academy CIA Bounce
Tre Edwards

6’5″

Hamilton, ON Hamilton Heights Nike UPlay Canada
Benjamin Hendriks

6’10”

Mississauga ON Athlete Institute CIA Bounce
AJ Lawson

6’6″

Brampton, ON GTA Prep UPlay Canada
Emanuel Miller

6’7″

Scarborough, ON La Lumiere School UPlay Canada
Jahcobi Neath

6’3″

Toronto, ON Crestwood Prep College Grass Roots
Andrew Nembhard

6’4″

Toronto, ON Montverde Academy Nike UPlay Canada
Wheza Panzo

6’6″

Mississauga, ON Hamilton Heights Nike UPlay Canada
Addison Patterson

6’6″

Milton, ON Orangeville District Secondary School CIA Bounce
Tyrese Samuel

6’7″

Lasalle, QC Wasatch Academy UPlay Canda
Jevonnie Scott

6’5″

Toronto, ON Athlete Institute CIA Bounce
Connor Vreeken

6’4″

Kingston, ON Frontenac Secondary School CIA Bounce
Aiden Warnholtz

6’2″

Kanata, ON Canada Topflight Academy Ottawa Elite
Noah Wharton

6’0″

Brampton, ON Ridley College Nike UPlay Canada

 

2018 U18 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Dave Smart Head Coach Ottawa, ON Carleton University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Toronto, ON Virginia Tech University
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Chris Cheng Assistant Coach Scarborough, ON Nipissing University
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS St. Francis Xavier University
Scott Waithe Team Manager Scarborough, ON Seneca College
Krisjon Vargas Therapist Toronto, ON Canada Basketball
Dr. Mark Leung Physician Toronto, ON

 

2018 U18 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM
May 30 – June 7 Training Camp Carleton University – Ottawa, Ont.
June 7-9 Pre-Competition Training Brock University – St. Catharines, Ont.
June 10 Canada vs. Argentina

FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018

Meridian Centre – St. Catharines

June 11 Canada vs. Ecuador
June 12 Canada vs. Chile
June 13 Rest Day
June 14 Quarter-finals
June 15 Semifinals
June 16 Finals

One thought on “17 SELECTED FOR U18 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

  1. Adam White says:

    Good luck to the boys! Expect Andrew and AJ to be a leaders of this team. Don’t sleep on Addison just because he’s a 2020, been playing very well on the EYBL against older competition, could likely see him be a big part of this teams success. I could see Bediako and Brown producing well in this tournament as well. Emanuel Miller has experience playing for the U19 team that shocked the world and defeated the USA on way to a gold medal which could bring this team some much needed veteran leadership. Overall don’t expect anything less than a top 3 finish from Canada.

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